Traffic deaths hit 300
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota is en route to nearly 400 traffic deaths this year, so the Public Safety Department plans a Halloween drunken driving crackdown this weekend.
The drunken driving enforcement period follows the state reaching the 300-death mark earlier this week. The highway death toll is running at the same pace as a year ago, when 395 people died.
Seven people died and 27 were seriously hurt in drunken driving Halloween weekend accidents a year ago.